Saturday, May 2, 2015

Steph Nora Okereke Speaks On Failed Marriage, Relationship With Jim & Why She Might Forever Remain Single

Well behaved and pretty actress Steph Nora Okereke in a new interview (though she hardly grants one) has explained why she broke up with her husband who married her and left the country only to return after a year and half, how the marriage couldn’t work, how she loved and dated Jim Iyke and the agreement between them now, most importantly how it has been difficult knowing the true man that loves her, and how she can remain a single woman for the rest of her life if no true love comes her way. Afterall my Bible does not tell me I won’t make it to heaven, if I am a single woman, she said.  Quite an interesting read. Enjoy!


You joined the industry as a spinster. Would you say this affected your love life?

I joined the industry when I was 21 and a graduate. Perhaps it did but I didn’t just notice. It’s possible a suitor was somewhere eying me but didn’t show up because of my profession. I was too engrossed in my career that I didn’t encounter one but there would have been someone like that.

After separating from Jim Iyke, you said you still loved him. Is it still the same till date?

(smiles) Is it possible to live my life away from Jim Iyke? He wasn’t the first person I dated in life.

(cuts in) The first in Nollywood?

So what? I want to be mute regarding this issue. He has never talked about me anywhere. We have an understanding and I don’t want to break it again.

Do you still have crush on him?

I don’t hate him.

Your marriage to Lanre Falana did not last. Why?

I was never married but I was involved in a marriage process which got truncated along the line. Marriage begins with  paying the woman’s dowry,  traditional and white wedding. All these did not take place. My family didn’t support marrying a man who kept one woman in one place and plans keeping another one in another place. I  attend Catholic church and the  marriage process in Catholic, begins with the intended couples tendering a marriage certificate issued by a court to the church. This was the main reason we were in court in the first place.

Was it cultural differences that led to the break up?

Not at all. It was based on personal conduct and irreconcilable differences . We were not living together. We had the court marriage in July and he went abroad September. Only for him to come back like a year and half later.

You said in an interview that you had no regret about your ‘’truncated marriage process.’’

That is because I am not a party to pretense. That marriage would have made me a sad woman. I have learnt not to judge a book by its cover.

Any plans of marrying again?

It has not been easy. You hardly can differentiate between a man who truly wants you as a woman because he feels for you , or one who wants to be seen with a known actress. Some men can go as far as taking a bet over you because you are a known actress. But when a good man comes around, I will settle with him. However, my Bible has not told me I can not make heaven as a single woman.

Do you feel lonely as a single woman?


How? Because I am not married? Why should I feel lonely? I have my family. I have brothers, sisters, friends and neighbours.

23 comments:

  1. EDDY WIZ 19 March 2015 at 02:24
    MR EDDY said this heat wan kill person o

    Shit happens sometimes.
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    1. *I was never married but I was involved in a marriage process which got truncated along the line* but you had court wedding in July! It's ok! Pele

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  2. EDDY WIZ 19 March 2015 at 02:24
    MR EDDY said this heat wan kill person o

    Shit happens sometimes.
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    ^™THAT EDO BOY.COM~

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  3. I missed her movies

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  4. I missed her movies

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  5. Can she stay forever without a man? I doubt it

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    1. It's possible my dear. This life is simple if you decide it to be. Just take one day at a time. Rev. sisters, monks have been celibate for centuries. Eunuchs too

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  6. Better choose one now so that you can have a child. Your parents gave birth to you, stop being selfish

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    1. What is your definition of selfish? Should she fuck every man 👨 because u want her to have children? Please think before u write

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  7. I lyk nd respect dis woman.. She is very classy..
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    Signed,
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  8. I lyk nd respect dis woman.. She is very classy..
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  9. She has pride

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  10. I lyk nd respect dis woman.. She is very classy..
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  11. I lyk nd respect dis woman.. She is very classy..
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  12. Madam go an marry. You need a crown

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    1. Only Yoruba people will use H when not needed, tell me how you will not end up forever with the H factor? so if she does not marry her life ends abi?
      Ladun I have told you that some comments should be in the trash.

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